May '14

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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20 1 4 M ay Printwear | 35 S creen printing has never been easier than with the GOCCOPRO QS200 from Xpresscreen. This new thermal digital printing system creates screens in seconds and is the latest addition in screen making equipment manufactured by Japa- nese company Riso Kagaku. The partnership between Xpresscreen and Riso Kagaku spans 20 years. Ted Irvin, Xpresscreen president, recognized the chang- ing climate of screen printing and successful- ly introduced chemical-free printing with no darkrooms or messy clean up. The unique thermal process revolutionized screen print- ing and opened the door for a green foot- print in the printing world. Today, the recent introduction of the QS200 further cements Xpresscreen's foot- hold as a leader in the thermal printing mar- ket. "This is the most exciting product I've seen in the last 20 years," Irvin reports. Why choose the Qs200? The new GOCCOPRO QS200's compact design is perfect for companies with space constraints or those looking to diversify their offerings. "Space and time are always big issues for printers. With the GOCCOPRO QS200, you can download an image and be printing in minutes," states Irvin. The hallmark of the GOCCOPRO QS200 and its predecessor, the GOCCOPRO 100, is its eco-friendly design. With no chemicals, water or emulsions, the need for prepping, exposing and reclaiming areas are eliminat- ed, further reducing space requirements and increasing efficiency. Screen making has nev- er been faster, simpler or cleaner. This direct-to-screen printing system is compatible with PC or Mac, and end-users can utilize artwork or images from existing software, such as Adobe or CorelDRAW. Three available mesh counts provide versa- tility and flexibility in printing on a variety of materials. No job is too small or large, with the streamlined GOCCOPRO QS200 screen-making process. The GOCCOPRO QS200 stands alone with its impressive capability to work with pre-stretched screens. These screens hold tension at 15 to 20 newtons, increasing not only durability on press, but more impor- tantly, accuracy of screen. This allows deco- rators to create detailed graphics and multi- ple-color prints in register at an average cost of only $8.00 per mesh screen. Additionally, the QS200 boasts the capability to handle a larger 23" X 30" frame which accommo- dates an image as large as 16.5" X 24". As a bonus, the larger frame can be used on both manual and automatic screen printing press- es opening up the opportunity for businesses to grow. After a press run, there is no cleanup re- quired. The QS200 allows decorators the option to either trash the screen—literally pulling the mesh off of the frame and throw- ing it away sans cleanup—or to clean and store screens for future use. No messy screen cleaning and reclaiming is required. And while quality products are the corner- stone of Xpresscreen, the commitment of its employees are what make the business hum. "We don't have answering machines here, so you have to talk to a person," states Irvin. The company is dedicated to providing top- notch customer service, and takes pride in personally working closely with its custom- ers. No question is too small for the technical support team at Xpresscreen. Damon Col- lins, owner of Advanced Embroidery, and a QS200 user, can attest to this hands-on approach. He says that whenever he has any printing need, Xpresscreen makes it their priority to handle his request. "Xpresscreen works on a personal level and there's always someone there to help." With so many features in one small machine, backed by atten- tive customer service, the QS200 from Xpresscreen is an effective and inexpensive way for decorators to join the digital age. Precision Printing in the Digital Age Introducing the Goccopro QS200 from Xpresscreen Company Spotlight 34 | Printwear M ay 20 1 4 '' This machine allows you to play with the big boys. '' —Damon CollinS, owner, advanced eMbroIdery PW_MAY14.indd 34 4/17/14 9:42 AM

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